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Top 100 Social Good Trends in October

From Homeless Bus Shelters to Gamified Recycling Programs

— October 12, 2015 — Social Good
The top October 2015 social good trends include homeless bus shelters, gamified recycling programs and interactive litter bins.

Unique city-led initiatives that seek to gamify recycling and properly disposing of litter serve to engage citizens in a way that benefits the whole community. An initiative in London includes the creation of interactive litter bins, like on that asks individuals to vote with their cigarette butts for the best football player of all time. Similarly, a campaign at Twickenham stadium during the Rugby World cup by Coca-Cola allowed attendees to trade recyclables for free gifts.

The top October 2015 social good trends showcase the altruistic ideals held by millennials, which in turn inform many of their purchasing decisions, based on whether or not they feel the company reflects their values.
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Activity
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99
Wildlife-Tracking Platforms
Wildlife-Tracking Platforms
This Service Allows Citizens to Track Wild Animals from Afar
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98
Biometric Welfare Grants
Biometric Welfare Grants
Biometric Smart Cards Offer Benefits to Residents in Trinidad & Tobago
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97
Life Lesson Scout Ads
Life Lesson Scout Ads
This Ad by Not Norm Displays the Useful Lessons Learned Through Scouts
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96
Biometric Lunch Payments
Biometric Lunch Payments
This School Allows Children to Pay for Lunches Using a Fingerprint Scan
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95
Fair Trade Plastics
Fair Trade Plastics
'Plastics for Change' Aims to Rid Oceanic Pollution and Aid Plastic Pickers
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94
Prejudicial Language Checkers
Prejudicial Language Checkers
This Tool is Designed to Point Out and Remedy Unconscious Prejudices
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93
Parental Texting Dictionaries
Parental Texting Dictionaries
This Online Slang Dictionary is an Educational Tool for Parents
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92
Satiric Bad Boss Ads
Satiric Bad Boss Ads
These Clever Ads Promote Leadership by Staging Improvised Sketches
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91
Cancer-Supporting Cocktails
Cancer-Supporting Cocktails
These Pink Cocktails Will Be Served in Hong Kong for Breast Cancer
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90
High Heel Surfing Sessions
High Heel Surfing Sessions
Professional Surfer Maud Le Car Proves Glamor and Talent Are Compatible
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89
HIV-Positive Elementary Schools
HIV-Positive Elementary Schools
This Organization Helps Educate China's HIV-Positive Children
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88
Acid Attack Awareness Tutorials
Acid Attack Awareness Tutorials
'Beauty Tips by Reshma' Features Advice from an Acid Attack Victim
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87
Budget-Concious Recipe Books
Budget-Concious Recipe Books
This Cookbook Outlines How to Eat Well on a Food Stamp Budget
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86
Volunteer-Enabling Apps
Volunteer-Enabling Apps
This App Helps Users Contribute Towards Volunteer Causes in the Future
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85
3D-Printed Heart Models
3D-Printed Heart Models
MIT Researchers Created Blueprints to Give Surgeons Practice on Each Heart
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84
Charitable Digital Libraries
Charitable Digital Libraries
This Campaign Seeks to Provide Books for Underprivileged Students
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83
Educational Menstruating Dolls
Educational Menstruating Dolls
The Lammily Doll Now Comes with Her Own Period Book and Pad Kit
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82
Throwable Policing Cameras
Throwable Policing Cameras
The Explorer Camera Can Be Thrown Into Dangerous Situations Ahead
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81
Charitable Bicycle Initiatives
Charitable Bicycle Initiatives
These Refurbished Bikes are Cleaning up Britain and Helping Malawi
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80
Cancer-Aiding Shampoo Campaigns
Cancer-Aiding Shampoo Campaigns
The #8or8 Campaign Encourages a Donation of $8 or 8 Inches of Hair
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79
Cancer-Fighting Photography
Cancer-Fighting Photography
Jonathan Diaz Brings Sick Kids' Dreams and Aspirations to Life
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78
Refuge-Supporting Bike Shops
Refuge-Supporting Bike Shops
This Charitable Initiative Provides Refugees with Second-Hand Bikes
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77
Agriculture-Inspired Literacy Apps
Agriculture-Inspired Literacy Apps
This App Helps Rural Farmers Make Informed Decisions
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76
Rabbit Yoga Classes
Rabbit Yoga Classes
The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC is Hosting a Bunny Yoga Event
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75
Sustainable Development Charts
Sustainable Development Charts
This Infographic Outlines the United Nations #GlobalGoals Campaign
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74
Jailhouse Vegetable Gardens
Jailhouse Vegetable Gardens
This Chicago Prison Grows Vegetables for a Local Restaurant
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73
Chromatic Child Hospitals
Chromatic Child Hospitals
This Housing Unit for Kids with Cerebral Palsy Uses Rainbow Paneling
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72
Virtual Safari Tours
Virtual Safari Tours
This Program Allows Users to Observe Wild Animals from Home
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71
AIDS-Supporting Sculptures
AIDS-Supporting Sculptures
The Elton John Music is Love Collection Will Support an AIDS Foundation
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70
Child Album Cover Recreations
Child Album Cover Recreations
Participants at 'Girls Rock Camp' are Encouraged to Be Rock Stars
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69
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
Solar-Powered Hearing Aids
These Affordable Hearing Aids Allow African Children to Attend School
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68
Playful Programming Books
Playful Programming Books
This Educational Series Introduces Infants to Computer Science
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67
Workplace Nutrition Programs
Workplace Nutrition Programs
This Wellness Program Teaches Employees How to Eat Healthier
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66
Math-Teaching Computer Games
Math-Teaching Computer Games
Osmo Designed 'Numbers' as a Tactile iPad Game That Teaches Kids Math
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65
International Camouflage Art
International Camouflage Art
This New Liu Bolin Piece Features the Flags of the 193 United Nations
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64
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thermal Imaging Cameras
This Heat-Detecting Camera Mounts Drones to Help Firefighters and Farmers
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63
Homeless Bus Shelters
Homeless Bus Shelters
This London Charity Gives Out Tickets For Homeless Youth to Sleep on Transit
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62
Waste-Free Diner Concepts
Waste-Free Diner Concepts
This Pop-Up Restaurnt Makes Gourmet Dishes Out of Stale Bread
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61
Rescue Dog Trains
Rescue Dog Trains
This Man Takes in Stray Dogs and Gives Them a Ride Around in His Mini Train
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60
All-Female Eateries
All-Female Eateries
This High-End Pop-Up Diner is Exclusively Operated by Women
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59
Ocean-Saving Initiatives
Ocean-Saving Initiatives
Parley for the Oceans Looks to Incite Responsibility Worldwide
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58
Complex Robotic Clocks
Complex Robotic Clocks
The Melchior Only Watch by MB&F is Expertly Crafted to Perfection
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57
Refugee-Saving Floats
Refugee-Saving Floats
The Centifloat is An Emergency Flotation Device That Rescues the Stranded
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56
Easy-Access Donation Buttons
Easy-Access Donation Buttons
Google Added a 'Donate' Button to Help Aid in the Refugee Crisis
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55
Spoon-Themed Selfie Campaigns
Spoon-Themed Selfie Campaigns
This Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness About Hunger in America
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54
Protective Drinking Bags
Protective Drinking Bags
The Wat'Bag Lines Jerrycans to Keep Delivered Drinking Water Clean
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53
Colonial Skateboard Decks
Colonial Skateboard Decks
These Skateboard Deck Designs Raise Awareness About Aboriginal Issues
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52
Guerrilla Bike Lanes
Guerrilla Bike Lanes
A Cyclist in Boston Reinforces a Bike Lane with Cones and Plants
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51
Kid-Friendly Bike Rentals
Kid-Friendly Bike Rentals
This Bike Loaning Service Includes Training Wheels
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50
Conservation-Supporting Water Bottles
Conservation-Supporting Water Bottles
This Project Sends a Message About Excessive Water Usage
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49
Social Refugee Maps
Social Refugee Maps
Doctors of the World's 'Journey of a Refugee' Maps Support on Twitter
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48
Wood-Saving Websites
Wood-Saving Websites
This Online Resource Helps Consumers Recycle Scrap Lumber
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47
Hands-Free Hair Washers
Hands-Free Hair Washers
This Automatic Hair Washing Machine Was Invented by Chen Gongke
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46
Cancer-Fighting Burgers
Cancer-Fighting Burgers
The Think Pink Burger Collects Proceeds for Canadian Breast Cancer
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45
Anti-Bullying Celebrity Platforms
Anti-Bullying Celebrity Platforms
The #IAmMoreThan Campaign on Instagram Fights Bullying
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44
Bionic-Limbed Models
Bionic-Limbed Models
Rebekah Marine is a Fashion Model with a High-Tech Prosthetic Limb
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43
Happy Meal Book Giveaways
Happy Meal Book Giveaways
McDonald's Locations in the UK are Giving Away Roald Dahl Books
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42
Inexpensive Eyewear Machines
Inexpensive Eyewear Machines
OneDollarGlasses' Simple Machine Creates Extremely Affordable Eyewear
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41
Aid-Delivery Drones
Aid-Delivery Drones
Rwanda's Droneport Project Will Fly Medical Supplies to Inaccessible Areas
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40
Child-Designed Shoes
Child-Designed Shoes
One Math Teacher Turned His Students into Children Shoe Designers
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39
Empathy-Based Video Games
Empathy-Based Video Games
This Battle Game Lets Players Fight Monsters or Make Friends With Them
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38
Environmentally Conscious Illustrations
Environmentally Conscious Illustrations
Egle Plytnikaite Uses Cartoons to Address Global Warming
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37
Runway-Inspired Political Protests
Runway-Inspired Political Protests
This Designer Used Her Own Fashion Show to Stage a Protest
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36
Interactive Food Museums
Interactive Food Museums
This Museum Celebrates the Cuisine of Different Cultures
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35
Cheeky Anti-Censorship Campaigns
Cheeky Anti-Censorship Campaigns
This Designer Uses Painted Rocks to Send a Message About Nudity
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34
Charitable Doll Collections
Charitable Doll Collections
The cuddle + kind Collection Provides 10 Meals for Every Toy Sold
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33
Community Food Deliveries
Community Food Deliveries
These Volunteers Deliver Prepared Meals to Hungry Residents
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32
Exquisite Trash Fashions
Exquisite Trash Fashions
Candy Carousel by Janet Lee & Lorraine Kwan is Upcycled and Unusual
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31
Poverty Awareness Ads
Poverty Awareness Ads
This Direct Marketing Campaign Compares a Crack in a Mug to That of a Roof
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30
Road-Transformed Parks
Road-Transformed Parks
The Living Streets Project in Belgium Turns Roads Into Summer Parks
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29
Modular Relief Shelters
Modular Relief Shelters
This Adaptable Shelter Was Designed to Help Manage the Refugee Crisis
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28
Whimiscal Coin Receptacles
Whimiscal Coin Receptacles
This Charity Box is Designed to Encourage People to Give
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27
World Migration Maps
World Migration Maps
This International Organization for Migration Map Shows Global Human Movement
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26
Disabled Pet Portraits
Disabled Pet Portraits
This Empowering Pet Series Highlights the Courage of Handicapped Creatures
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25
Mindful Web Marketplaces
Mindful Web Marketplaces
The 'Mindful Market' Sells Conscious Products to Educate and Inspire
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24
Sobering Toy Cars
Sobering Toy Cars
This Drive Sober Campagin Hides Smashed Toy Cars Inside Cereal Boxes
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23
Charitable Toilet Papers
Charitable Toilet Papers
This Limited Edition Tissue Helps Build Toilets for Developing Countries
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22
Modified Food Photography
Modified Food Photography
'GMF Fruits' by Enrico Becker Explores the Commodification of Produce
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21
Awareness-Raising Street Art
Awareness-Raising Street Art
This Graffiti Helps to Draw Attention to Pressing Ocean Issues
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20
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
Eco Footprint-Tracking Wearables
The 'Worldbeing' Shows How Your Choices Affect the Environment
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19
Portable Pop-Up Libraries
Portable Pop-Up Libraries
The Bibliobicicleta is a Bicycle Pop-Up Library That Encourages Reading
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18
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
The Roundhouse Cafe in Montreal Serves Aboriginal Food and Coffee
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17
Glamorous Pet Adoption Editorials
Glamorous Pet Adoption Editorials
Po Psu Ta Created a Series of Magazine-Mimicking Dog Photographs
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16
Homeless Youth Photography
Homeless Youth Photography
This Photo Series is Designed to Empower Homeless Teens
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15
Psychedelic Species Artwork
Psychedelic Species Artwork
Jen Bartel's Surreal Illustrations Outline the Endangered Species List
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14
Devastated Wildlife Ads
Devastated Wildlife Ads
This Greenpeace Campaign Shows the Impact of Industry on Natural Wildlife
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13
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
Selfie-Based Fashion Campaigns
This Initative Aims to Improve Conditions in Clothing Factories
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12
Affordable Modular Housing
Affordable Modular Housing
Dublin is Looking to Use Modular Housing For the Homeless
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11
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
Hidden Domestic Abuse Marketing
This Home Decor Magazine Will Make You Take a Second Look
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10
Practical Social Housing Solutions
Practical Social Housing Solutions
These Prefab Homes Provide Affordable Temporary Housing
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9
Faux Taxidermy Sculptures
Faux Taxidermy Sculptures
This Animal Head Art Narrates the Relationship Between Man and Beast
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8
Scar-Covering Tattoos
Scar-Covering Tattoos
Flavia Carvalho Offers Victims of Domestic Abuse Free Tattoos to Cover Scars
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7
Contrasting Cropped Images
Contrasting Cropped Images
'Broken India' Shows How Cropping Can Hide True Realities
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6
Immersive Waterfall Installations
Immersive Waterfall Installations
This Unique Exhibit is Designed for Visitor Interaction
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5
Workout-Bartered Subway Fare
Workout-Bartered Subway Fare
Mexico City is Offering Free Subway Rides in Exchange for Squats
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4
Gamified Recycling Programs
Gamified Recycling Programs
This Initiative Aims to Encourage Recycling During the Rugby World Cup
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3
Elegant Transgender Portraits
Elegant Transgender Portraits
This Photo Series Gorgeously Showcases Young Trans People
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2
Body Issue Illustrations
Body Issue Illustrations
These Drawings Highlight Modern Body Issues Faced by Women
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1
Interactive Litter Bins
Interactive Litter Bins
This London Litter Campaign Uses Fun Games to Recycle Cigarettes and Gum
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